Material Focus is a new not-for-profit, launched last year to manage the WEEE fund to increase reuse and recycling of old electricals across the UK.
In May 2020, they launched a public facing Recycle Your Electricals campaign to inspire and make it simpler for everyone across the UK to donate and recycle their electricals.
LARAC is delighted to announce that the 2021 scholarship places to our Conference in the autumn have now been allocated.
We are very proud that this intake brings our total of scholars to date to 300!
LARAC has given broad support to proposals for full net cost recovery in the recent consultation on EPR for packaging. However, LARAC continues to express concern about the use of reference costs within the consultation as they go against the concept of full net cost recovery that is at the centre of EPR reforms. LARAC also believes that material sales should lie with producers who are better placed to deal with the fluctuations in market values than local authorities are.
In its response to the recent Government consultation on a possible DRS, LARAC has firmly stated that a DRS should be deferred until after policies on EPR and Consistency have had a chance to work. LARAC added that deferring will also allow proper research into the possibility of a digital based DRS in the UK as well as understanding the full impacts that the Covid-19 pandemic might have on the operation of a DRS.
At Bristol Waste we believe all our staff have the right to work without fear of discrimination. When we heard that this is not always a reality for some of our colleagues, we knew we wanted to act and let everyone know that we will not tolerate abuse. We will challenge it. And we will report it.